Alonzo Christopher Paige


Alonzo Christopher Paige served in 1851, 1857. Born in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, Jul. 31, 1797. Williams College graduate, 1812. Elected to state assembly, 1827-1830. Reporter to court of chancery (Paige’s Reports), 1828-1846. Compiled 11 volumes (1830-1848), later revising four (1856-1857). Elected to state supreme court 1847, serving 4 years; elected again in 1855. Died in Schenectady, N.Y., Mar. 31, 1868. See 1 McAdam, History of the Bench and Bar of New York, New York History Co. (1897), p. 439. His portrait is hanging in the New York Court of Appeals Courtroom, east wall.

This biography appears in The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History, ed. Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). It has not been updated since publication.


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